'Yellow Earth' focuses on the story of a communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns... See full summary »
To save the only child of the Zhao Family, whose entire clan was massacred at the hands of a nefarious minister, a doctor sacrifices his own son; after the Zhao child grows up, the doctor becomes intent on seeking his vengeance.
Not far from Shanghai, in a country twon stands the palatial home of the Pang family. Old Master Pang is an addict who brings up his beautiful daughter Ruyi on opium smoke. Her older ... See full summary »
The story begins on a bus, when white-collar worker Ye refuses to give up her seat to a senior citizen. Her defiance is videotaped by a journalist intern and played during a news show. The ... See full summary »
An eulogy of humanity hidden in the social criticism
In contrast to his previous works of carefully concealing the criticism of not-so-favorite part of Chinese tradition, this film took a completely different turn: although generally shaped by the social criticism, namely, targeting Cultural Revolution, there is a praise of the good part of traditional Chinese culture, such as the dedication for the next generation, the endurance, the emphasis on education.
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